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Friday, 19 June 2015

Review: Sniff! Sniff!

Sniff! Sniff! is the story of a cute and curious puppy whose nose leads him on a journey through the neighbourhood - and it’s one that wreaks havoc.

It all starts at breakfast time, when - Sniff! Sniff! - the smell of bacon and other delicious treats entice the puppy from his position on a boy’s bed, into the kitchen where he devours the food - Chomp! Chomp! He’s soon distracted by smells from the garden and takes off outside - Dig! Dig!

Along the way, and chased by his young owner, the puppy is continually diverted by new smells, meeting other animals and making a mess in a pile of garbage.

Author and illustrator Ryan Sias uses his experience as a cartoonist and animator to good effect with bright, colourful illustrations. There are few words in the story, and those used follow a simple repeated pattern, making this a good book for pre-readers.

Sniff! Sniff! will appeal to young children, especially those who love animals or have a mischievous streak.

Title: Sniff! Sniff!
Author/Illustrator: Ryan Sias
Publisher: Abrams, $17.99 RRP
Publication Date: April 2015
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781419714900
For ages: 2-5
Type: Picture Book

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